By Road – Ideally located in the North East of England. Follow brown and white tourist board signs bearing a horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to Newcastle. A taxi from Newcastle City Centre/ Newcastle Central Station will cost approximately £10.
By Bus – Numbers 43 and 44 leave from Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre every few minutes and arrive at a stop just outside the racecourse road entrance. There is a free shuttle bus service on Friday and weekend race days that runs from Four Lane Ends & Regent Centre Metro Stations to the racecourse, beginning an hour and a half before racing running till the first race time, and then returns from the racecourse to the same metro stations directly after racing.
By Rail – Newcastle Central Station is the closest main line station, and it is approximately 15 minutes and £10 to the racecourse by taxi. Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends Metro Stations are situated 2 miles from the racecourse and a shuttle bus operates on Friday and weekend race days (more info above).
By Air – Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles from the racecourse and is easily accessible.
Helicopters can land at the racecourse, please contact directly for details.
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The highlight of Newcastle’s year is the Northumberland Plate meeting in June, a three-day fixture that also includes the Gosforth Park Cup and the Chipchase Stakes. The ‘Plate’ – also known as the Pitmens’ Derby – is a two-mile handicap and often billed as a Northern Hemisphere Melbourne Cup.
Newcastle Racecourse was also the home of the world’s first socially distanced venue – The Virgin Money Unity Arena!